The Turn is aptly named after the rotational movement used to adjust the height of the tabletop. Each turn gently raises the circular ash veneer top up from the bell-shaped steel base, allowing you to customise the height to suit your needs. The visual weight of the base contrasts with the delicate lightness of the tabletop, giving the whole piece a distinct centre of gravity that reflects the functionality that sits at the core of the design. The Normann Copenhagen Turn Table is perfect for use as a coffee or side table, available in a variety of different finishes that allow it to elegantly blend into any environment.
Simon Legald studies design at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and will graduate in the Summer of 2012. His work consists of both small- and large scale products.
“Honesty is what makes a product understandable, and is what describes functionality of the products. If you understand the product, it doesn’t need any explanation. The essence of my design is for it to be bought and used. Therefore it has to satisfy not only the functional aspects, but also the psychological- and aesthetic needs. For me simplicity describes the true identity of objects, and makes them trustworthy. In my designs I try not to add any unnecessary details. I work with simplicity by highlighting the necessities instead of hiding them. It gives the product a simple and honest expression.”